"A real plot twist that Daniil Medvedev is the greatest athlete in history" - Fans respond to Russian's US Open final win over Carlos Alcaraz.

Tennis fans were stunned by Daniil Medvedev's 2023 US Open semifinal win over Carlos Alcaraz. 

Medvedev reached his third US Open final in five years after defeating Alcaraz's hopes of being the first man to defend the championship since Roger Federer in 2008. 

Despite losing to Alcaraz in the Indian Wells final and Wimbledon semfinal earlier this season, the Russian defeated him 7-6(3), 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 at Flushing Meadows. 

The Spaniard rallied in the third set after dropping the first two, but the former World No. 1 held his nerve to win in three hours and 19 minutes, tying their head-to-head record at 2-2. 

Daniil Medvedev was praised immediately by fans after his historic win.  

One fan claimed that the Russian's win over Carlos Alcaraz was his most overpowering performance against the Spaniard, exceeding his 2023 French Open semifinal loss to Novak Djokovic. 

Another fan joked that Medvedev's win over the defending champion had made him the greatest athlete ever. 

Daniil Medvedev will compete in the final against Novak Djokovic on Sunday for his second US Open title and second Grand Slam title overall. 

Meanwhile, the Serb will be vying for a fourth New York Major title and a record-extending 24th Grand Slam trophy overall. 

Djokovic defeated Ben Shelton in two hours and 40 minutes to reach his 10th US Open final, tying Bill Tilden's record. 

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